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Thermo Electron enhances Spectroscopy Software

Thermo Electron enhances Spectroscopy Software
Philadelphia, PA (September 8, 2006) – Thermo Electron introduced GRAMS 8.0, a comprehensive update of the company’s leading multi-vendor spectroscopy software solution.

GRAMS is relied on by spectroscopists worldwide for visualizing, processing and managing data from FT-IR, NIR, Raman, UV-Vis, Fluorescence, NMR and hyphenated instruments manufactured by multiple vendors. It interfaces with more than 150 instruments, including Thermo’s leading spectroscopy and chromatography products. GRAMS use of open standards has made it the platform of choice for customers and third parties working in both regulated and unregulated environments.

Version 8 enhances GRAMS’ workgroup and enterprise connectivity via a full client/server update to Spectral DB, and features the all-new Web-enabled Envision viewing and reporting tool.

Spectral DB’s newly developed integration with Oracle and SQL Server provides an analytical data management system that is scalable from individual users to entire organizations. Capable of storing analytical data and chemical metadata, the new Spectral DB transforms an organization’s ability to organize, search and share its scientific information.

GRAMS Envision introduces Microsoft .Net technology to the GRAMS suite, and allows scientists to find, view, manipulate and report analytical data stored in many of the most popular formats. Using XML-enhanced ‘Smart Convert’ technology, Envision adds support for more than 20 new data formats. This allows scientists to work with ‘live’ spectral data on their desktops rather that relying on static snapshots or purchasing multiple workstation licenses from several vendors.

“The addition of Envision provides a modern, standards-based platform for the integration of GRAMS instrument technology with eLN, LIMS, and desktop applications,” said David Joyce, GRAMS product manager.

Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of Thermo’s informatics business added: “This update to the hugely popular GRAMS suite reinforces our commitment to this award-winning solution. We are particularly excited about the introduction of Microsoft .Net technology, which is in line with the direction we are taking with our market-leading LIMS products. This will provide customers with a broad suite of interoperable informatics solutions built on a common platform, greatly reducing complexity, risk, and overall cost of ownership.”

For more information on GRAMS 8, including download of a free demonstration, visit www.thermo.com/grams.

For more information on open standards visit www.gaml.org


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Thermo is the worldwide leader in laboratory software and related services, providing enterprise-wide, multi-laboratory solutions that have become the corporate standard at leading organizations. Our LIMS and CDS are facilitating laboratory data in the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, petrochemical and chemical plants, food and beverage manufacturers, and other major industries. To support our global installations, Thermo provides implementation, validation, training, maintenance and support from the industry’s largest worldwide informatics services network.

About Thermo Electron Corporation
Thermo Electron Corporation is the world leader in analytical instruments. Our instrument solutions enable our customers to make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. Thermo's Life and Laboratory Sciences segment provides analytical instruments, scientific equipment, services and software solutions for life science, drug discovery, clinical, environmental and industrial laboratories. Thermo's Measurement and Control segment is dedicated to providing analytical instruments used in a variety of manufacturing processes and in-the-field applications, including those associated with safety and homeland security.
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